St. Paul Lutheren Church & School

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1.   We lift up our loved ones with health concerns:

+ Mary Rogers (consulting with heart doctor due to a recent flare-up of tachycardia)

+ Claude Collins (micro-surgery to remove malignancy from upper right lung set for Tuesday at KU)

+ Hudson Baker (almost 4-years-old, born with ½ of a heart, to have further surgery on Thursday)

+ Mike Ross (friend of the LaRoche family, will be undergoing tests)

+ Judy Ronk (following insertion of a 2nd stent after heart-catheterization performed this past Monday)

+ Kara Chesarek (Tom Orlowski’s niece, will be undergoing a thyroid biopsy)

+ Lani Cobb (Leonora Feldman’s daughter, undergoing tests at Mayo, unknown medical issues)

+ Tom Orlowski (at home after hospitalization for treatment of silent-aspiration & graft-vs-host disease)

+ Mary Ann Webber (convalescing at home after recent hospitalization for the treatment of diverticulitis)

+ One of our Own (beginning reintegration during inpatient addiction treatment at a facility in Shawnee)

and those who battle cancer: Barbara Aldridge; Carol Beisert; Susie Beying; Helen Bowman; Jean Carson; Karen Curto; Paula Darling; Jeff Ford; Georgeann Geis; Norma Griffith; Heidi Hammell; Donna Humble; Larry Johnson; Sam Kell; Linda Koenig; Lydia Landfair; Megan Langley; Jolene Lichty; Debbie Lober; Judy Matthijetz; Jim McCarty; Ed Milburger; Marilyn Miller; Theresa Miller; Dale Niece; Sandy & Wayne Nighbert; Dale Pair; Sue Pitts; Paul Printiss; Bernie Roller; Tommy Schomaker; Lyn St. Louis; David Schwinn; Kent Seeler; Storm Shannon; Greg Smith; Jerry Thompson; Gail VanVelzer; Linda Vernon; Phelba Wecas; Sara Weidner; Dave Wiseman; Doris Woodward; Carolyn Wrigley; Dave Zakutny

* James 5:16 – “Pray for each other, so that you may be healed.”

3.      We seek the Lord’s blessing for: … the family of Pat Rush (especially her children: Milt, Jr., April & Melissa), following her death this past Thursday (tentative funeral plans are for after Labor Day); … Leo & Natasha Schmidt, & their son, James (Leo is a High School friend of Monica Collins), at the death of their 4-year-old son (& James’ twin), Wyatt, from being struck in an accident; … Nicole Knetter, and her children, Payten & Cash (neighbors of Denis & Kathy Johnson), at the death of her husband, Jason, in an auto accident;  … Alan & Rhonda Crute, their stolen car has been located (and subjected to a lot of cleaning, but without any extensive damage or loss – PTL!).

* Genesis 28:3 – “May God almighty bless you!”

4.   We raise up the ministry of the Gospel – especially: … our August “Mission of the Month” – Layla Clark, and her family – helping with their ongoing medical and family expenses (donations now total $690) – Layla is home now, following a procedure to close the leak in her lymphatic system (the chromosomal 18p Deletion Syndrome is a situation that will be monitored all her life); … all of our congregational ministries: the School, Kid’s Connection, Paul’s Buffet, Dinner Church, the 7th Street Feast, our KKLO Broadcast, the Community Garden  (and more) – that the Lord would use them, also using us, to bring people to know His saving grace – especially today, as we celebrate our ministry “together as pastor and people” on this recognition of Pastor Ed & Becca serving at St. Paul for 25 years (for a total of 35 years in ministry as husband and wife:  Peace Lutheran Church in West Bend, Iowa, 1984-1989; St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Coffeyville, Kansas, 1989-1994; at SPLCS since 1994).

* Romans 1:16 – “The gospel … is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes.”

5. We pray for those in our Armed Forces: especially those officers and families at Ft. Leavenworth for CGSC & SAMS; … plus those who are deployed, and their families at home: John Crowley & Willie Williams, III (Afghanistan), Alex Feistner (Japan), Shelby Long (Iraq), & Steven Shelton (Qatar).

* Psalm 121:8 – “The Lord will watch over your coming and going, both now and forevermore.”